Men’s Sheds are community spaces where men can socialise through a range of activities.

Whether it's working on a community or personal project, Men's Sheds offer the opportunity for men to get together and learn from each other.

The 4 Men's Sheds in Boroondara primarily offer woodworking, but some also run other activities.

If you're interested in setting up a Men's Shed, see our start a Men's Shed page or contact us.

Alamein Men's Shed

Where: 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Activities include woodworking and socialising with other shed participants who come from a range of backgrounds and ages (from 18 to 90 years). Anyone can join, but preference is given to City of Boroondara residents.

For further information or to arrange a visit, contact Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre on (03) 9885 9401.

Kew Men's Shed

Where: Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 2-12 Derby Street, Kew.

When: Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 3 pm (during school term).

The Kew Men’s Shed provides a place to:

  • work on your own project
  • fix something
  • help with maintenance jobs
  • contribute to special projects.

For more information, call 0418 914 727 or visit the Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre website.

Hawthorn Men's Shed

Where: 93 - 95 Elgin Street, Hawthorn (behind the Uniting AgeWell Centre).

When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Hawthorn Men’s Shed is open to anyone 65 years or older in the community and offers a great variety of tools and a fantastic space to work in.

Activities include:

  • woodworking
  • gardening
  • art class
  • regular lunches and bbqs.

Drop by if you would like to tackle a new project or have a job you would like a hand with.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, email [email protected] or call (03) 9815 0155.

North Balwyn Community Men's Shed

Where: 60A Buchanan Avenue, North Balwyn.

When: Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Located next to North Balwyn Bowling Club, the purpose-built facility is open to everyone, particularly men who are:

  • retired or semi-retired
  • socially isolated
  • not working full time
  • experiencing ill health or have a disability. 

Activities include:

  • woodwork
  • computer skills
  • cooking
  • men’s health forums
  • fellowship events. 

You can also bring along home projects you're working on.

For more information, visit the North Balwyn Men's Shed website-external site. You can also email [email protected] or call (03) 9859 2582.

More information

For more information on Men's Sheds, see the Australian Men's Shed Association website-external site.

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